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I feel my husband is being misdiagnosed or not at all

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  • Posted By: a2one23
  • May 29, 2010
  • 02:45 AM

I hope you will read this i am in desperate need of real help.

We have been together 2 years, there have been days where he has bad mood swings, angry at me for no reason or wanting to fight, happy and then get sad for no good reason, but this happens within a few hours. In the begining he would break up with me one day and then call me like everything was fine the next. I just kind of got used to it. It doesn't happen every day, but maybe once a week. And its not always that bad.

A couple months ago things started getting bad. He started getting paranoid, believing his computer was hacked, which lead to him feeling he was being watched by cameras and then blaming everyone for it. One night he got very upset and physically hit me, this was in the middle of all of this.

Thank you

The final straw was one night he started talking to celebrities, shouting at the walls, talking about going to far away crazy places. He was just laughing, then screaming, then crying. It was very scary. He also attacked him very badly.

I took him to the ER and they held him for 3 days, they did every test and couldn't find anything. He never did any drugs, CT was done etc etc.

The said he had a psychotic break, put him on olanzapine and sent him home with me.

He was taking his meds, we started seeing a psychiatrist, who he didn't interact with well. He basically just put him on more meds, changed him to Abilify and just talked about his psychotic issues very quickly but he never gets into why he is feeling this way.

So a couple weeks go by, everything is fine then he takes a huge turn for the worse, almost a relapse I would say.

I come home and he is having a major panic attack, we need to move to another city, he has packed out stuff and his is talking some crazy stuff. That he is going to be a *********e there and I need to quit my job and school that day and move, or he is going to leave me. He also refuses to go home or doctors.

I talk him into going to a local hotel until the next day, I was just trying to calm him down enough to get him to the doctor.

He calms the next day, asks to go home but still wont see a doctor. That night he just starts having massive panic attacks again, crying, im gonna die, etc etc.

I get him to the hospital and he starts getting psycotic again, talking to the wall, screaming he dying, asking people to be his friend.

The doctor comes in to talk to him and of course then he gets on his best behavior. They ask me to leave, I can't tell them what is really going on

They tell him to take his meds still (I have been secretly giving them to him since he has been refusing them) and they referred him to a new psychiatrist. They tell him he needs to talk to his family about his past issues and get into therapy with me.

So thats where we are today. My question is, does this sound familar to anyone. I have been reading tons of books and sometimes it sounds like bi-polar but he can switch in a few hours not weeks. Or is this just anxiety promblems that have gone untreated.

I just want to know what to say to the new doctor, I dont want him to just keep treating the psychotic issues like the last one, I want him to find out what is really his diagnosis.

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  • :confused:his symptoms sound an awful lot like a psycotic break caused my schizophrenia. As for his psychiatrist and his/ her treatment of your husband, you need to start shopping for a new & improved one, right now. Your husband is HIGHLY paranoid, and that is a very dangerous state of mind. I am a rapid cycling Bi-Polar, and I would LOVE to have that kind of suppirt, tho I realize it is hard concept for non-sufferers to understand. I would suggest researching schizophrenia, and reach out to the mental health community, even if it means looking beyond your current state of residence. NOT getting proper care, information, counseling and CARE is plain wrong! Good luck to you!!! I hope you will read this i am in desperate need of real help.We have been together 2 years, there have been days where he has bad mood swings, angry at me for no reason or wanting to fight, happy and then get sad for no good reason, but this happens within a few hours. In the begining he would break up with me one day and then call me like everything was fine the next. I just kind of got used to it. It doesn't happen every day, but maybe once a week. And its not always that bad. A couple months ago things started getting bad. He started getting paranoid, believing his computer was hacked, which lead to him feeling he was being watched by cameras and then blaming everyone for it. One night he got very upset and physically hit me, this was in the middle of all of this.Thank youThe final straw was one night he started talking to celebrities, shouting at the walls, talking about going to far away crazy places. He was just laughing, then screaming, then crying. It was very scary. He also attacked him very badly.I took him to the ER and they held him for 3 days, they did every test and couldn't find anything. He never did any drugs, CT was done etc etc.The said he had a psychotic break, put him on olanzapine and sent him home with me.He was taking his meds, we started seeing a psychiatrist, who he didn't interact with well. He basically just put him on more meds, changed him to Abilify and just talked about his psychotic issues very quickly but he never gets into why he is feeling this way.So a couple weeks go by, everything is fine then he takes a huge turn for the worse, almost a relapse I would say.I come home and he is having a major panic attack, we need to move to another city, he has packed out stuff and his is talking some crazy stuff. That he is going to be a *********e there and I need to quit my job and school that day and move, or he is going to leave me. He also refuses to go home or doctors.I talk him into going to a local hotel until the next day, I was just trying to calm him down enough to get him to the doctor.He calms the next day, asks to go home but still wont see a doctor. That night he just starts having massive panic attacks again, crying, im gonna die, etc etc.I get him to the hospital and he starts getting psycotic again, talking to the wall, screaming he dying, asking people to be his friend.The doctor comes in to talk to him and of course then he gets on his best behavior. They ask me to leave, I can't tell them what is really going onThey tell him to take his meds still (I have been secretly giving them to him since he has been refusing them) and they referred him to a new psychiatrist. They tell him he needs to talk to his family about his past issues and get into therapy with me.So thats where we are today. My question is, does this sound familar to anyone. I have been reading tons of books and sometimes it sounds like bi-polar but he can switch in a few hours not weeks. Or is this just anxiety promblems that have gone untreated.I just want to know what to say to the new doctor, I dont want him to just keep treating the psychotic issues like the last one, I want him to find out what is really his diagnosis.
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